Timing for Animation / Edition 2by Harold Whitaker, John Halas, Whitaker
Pub. Date: 02/28/2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Written by two internationally acclaimed animators, this classic text teaches you all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in the animated film. This reissue includes a new foreword by John Lasseter, executive vice president of Pixar Animation Studios and director of 'Toy Story', 'Toy Story 2', 'A Bug's Life' and 'Monsters Inc.' He sets the… See more details below
Written by two internationally acclaimed animators, this classic text teaches you all you need to know about the art of timing and its importance in the animated film. This reissue includes a new foreword by John Lasseter, executive vice president of Pixar Animation Studios and director of 'Toy Story', 'Toy Story 2', 'A Bug's Life' and 'Monsters Inc.' He sets the wealth of information in this classic text in context with today's world of computer animation, showing how this is a must-have text if you want to succeed as a traditional drawn, or computer animator.
Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from the professionals. How should the drawings be arranged in relation to each other? How many are needed? How much space should be left between one group of drawings and the next? How long should each drawing, or group of drawings, remain on the screen to give the maximum dramatic effect? The art of timing is vital.
Highly illustrated throughout, points made in the text are demonstrated with the help of numerous superb drawn examples. 'Timing for Animation' not only offers invaluable help to those who are learning the basis of animation techniques, but is also of great interest to anyone currently working in the field and is a vital source of reference for every animation studio.
John Halas, known as the 'father of animation' and formerly of Halas and Batchelor Animation unit, produced over 2000 animations, including the legendary 'Animal Farm' and the award winning 'Dilemma'. He was also the founder and president of the ASIFA and former Chairman of the British Federation of Film Societies.
Harold Whitaker is a professional animator and teacher. Many of his former students are now among some of the most outstanding animation artists of today.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by John Lasseter
What is good timing?
Responsibility of the director
The basic unit of time in animation
Timing on bar sheets
Animation and properties of matter
Movement and Caricature
Cause and effect
Newton's laws of motion
Object's thrown through the air
Timing of inanimate objects
Force transmitted through a flexible joint
Force transmitted through jointed limbs
Spacing of drawings
Timing as slow action
as fast action
getting into and out of holds
Single frames or double frames?
How long to hold?
Timing an oscillating movement
Timing to suggest weight and force
Timing to suggest force: repeat action
Character reaction and takes
Timing to give feeling of size
The effects of friction, air resistance and wind
Effects animation: flames and smoke
repeat movements of inanimate objects
Timing a walk
Types of walk
Spacing of drawings in perspective animation
Timing animals' movements
Drybush (speed lines)
Strobing fast run cycles
The use of timing to suggest mood
Synchronising animation to speech
Timing and music
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